Opening - SoixanteDixSept

Art Center

Fri 11 March 2017 at 12 am

3 exhibitions for the Centre Pompidou's 40th anniversary

"SoixanteDixSept" (SeventySeven) is three exhibitions in three key contemporary art venues in Seine-et-Marne (France's département no. 77). La Ferme du Buisson, the Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France and the frac île-de-france / Parc culturel de Rentilly are conjuring up the emblematic date (1977) of the opening of the Centre Pompidou, and reviving the spirit of an era on a broad front. 

To keep visitors on their toes and ideas on the move, the three art centres will be displaying works created or acquired in 1977, works by artists born in 1977, and works focusing on the Centre Pompidou and its history. The project takes a look at a specific vision of art and society, a crucial utopic impulse that still fuels contemporary creativity. This reassessment forty years down the track brings an understanding of the museum's active role in history as a force for conservation but also for shaping a future.


Centre d'art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (77), France

SoixanteDixSept : Quand Rossellini filmait Beaubourg

In 1977 Roberto Rossellini devoted his last film to the opening of the Centre Pompidou. In limbo for 40 years, the film is now being unveiled at La Ferme du Buisson. In it Rossellini approaches the museum in a way no one else ever has, catching spectators' stunned amazement on the spot. In photos and videos we discover the extraordinary adventure of the shooting, while contemporary artists offer their personal visions of the museum and its history.


Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault (77), France

SoixanteDixSept : Experiment

The CPIF selected works that are emblematic of the 1970s feminist art scene from the collections of the Centre Pompidou, works that bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of artistic experimentation at that time. The artists and art critics invited to react to these emblematic works in the context of this exhibition explore the notion of performance-based experimentation by producing new images, thereby revealing how we are still connected today to this crucial period in contemporary art history.


frac île-de-france - le château / Parc culturel de Rentilly - Michel Chartier, Bussy-Saint-Martin (77), France

SoixanteDixSept : Hôtel du Pavot...

The exhibition contains a series of landscapes with a wealth of formal and semantic analogies, providing an unprecedented experience. Based on Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot by Dorothea Tanning, an installation unfolds incorporating works with a Surrealist touch, making play on explicit links with the work of the American artist as regards materials and situations. This relationship with the organic, the Internet and a certain strangeness in Tanning’s work continues in other works, all linked by the year 1977. The second part of the exhibition opens with experimental, forward-looking forms, particularly from the late Seventies, consisting of films and videos, with works that reveal another relationship with reality – and with works borrowed from other  - whether this involves transposing by renewing narrative methods, or intervening: a reality experienced as various experiments with a performative aspect. In a singular way, the exhibition thus reflects the reality of a crucial period in art and the Centre Pompidou’s view of it at the time of the museum’s creation.



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An exhibition for the Centre Pompidou's 40th anniversary, in partnership with the Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France and the frac île-de-france - le château / Parc culturel de Rentilly - Michel Chartier, in association with the Fondation Genesium and Studio l'Équipe




Centre Pompidou's 40th anniversary

In 2017, the Centre Pompidou is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout France. To share the celebration with a wider audience, it will be presenting a completely new programme of exhibitions, outstanding loans and various events throughout the year.

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infos pratiques

11:15 am: shuttle leaves Paris, Place du Châtelet

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12 pm: frac île-de-france - le château / Parc Culturel de Rentilly - Michel Chartier, Bussy-Saint-Martin (departement 77)

2:30 pm: Centre photographique d'Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault (departement 77)

4:30 pm: La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (departement 77)

6:00 pm: large-screen showing of Roberto Rossellini's Le Centre Georges Pompidou in the presence of its producer

7:30 pm: shuttle returns to Paris